FAIRFIELD — It didn't take long for the Doniphan-Trumbull boys basketball team to show its offensive firepower. The Cardinals opened its Class C-2, Subdistrict 9 semifinals game against Superior by hitting seven of their first 10 shots.
As if that wasn't trouble enough for the Wildcats, Doniphan-Trumbull's defense allowed just eight points in the final three quarters, including a scoreless fourth, en route to a 57-15 victory Tuesday at Sandy Creek.
"We got off to a great start defensively and offensively," said Doniphan-Trumbull coach Steve Hartman, whose team improved to 16-6 and advanced to the subdistrict championship game against St. Cecilia — currently set for 7 p.m. Thursday. "Defensively, we gave up some offensive rebounds, we took some chance and got into some help situations. We know we need to be more solid than that in our next game and if we want to advance down the road."
The Cardinals jumped out to a 17-3 lead with 3:50 remaining in the first quarter and finished the opening period shooting 50 percent from the floor. Meanwhile, Superior (4-17) shot 3-for-10 and tallied seven points in the first quarter — one point shy of the total points scored the rest of the game for the Wildcats.